VISION & VALUES
To see people BE BAPTIZED in the Name of Jesus Christ, WALK BY FAITH, and LIVE RIGHTEOUS LIVES according to the Word of God.
OUR CORE VALUES
THE GREAT COMMISSION
It is our duty as followers of Christ to communicate Jesus to every nation and all of creation (Mark 16:15). We preach the Gospel and make disciples by baptizing them in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins, teaching them the word of God, so that they may live righteously (Matthew 28:18-20, John 20:21).
Something that is valued greatly at Rochester Praise Tabernacle is community and unity within the Church. God has called us to be in fellowship with one another and to serve Him together (Matthew 18:20, Proverbs 21:17). The Church is not made up of a single body, but a collective group of members, formed together as one body (Romans 12:1-5, Hebrews 10:24-25).
Prayer is essential for intimacy with God. At our church, we often pray out loud. We believe that prayer should be emphasized in all we do and that God listens to every prayer. Much like the necessity of communication in a relationship, we strengthen our relationship with God through prayer (1 John 5:14-15, Ephesians 6:18, Jeremiah 29:12).
MINISTRY OF THE HOLY GHOST
God plays a present and active role in our lives. We firmly believe that God ministers to us in the same way that He did throughout the New Testament. We believe that God speaks to us through the Holy Ghost, giving us utterance and other spiritual gifts (Acts 2:4, Mark 16:17, 1 Corinthians 12:8-11).
SCRIPTURE AS THE FOUNDATION
We believe that the Holy Bible is the authoritative word of God, and it is timeless and true (John 1:1, Romans 15:4, Matthew 24:35, John 17:17). For this reason, we always use scripture to support every belief and action.
PRAISE & WORSHIP
The Bible declared that everything that has breath praise the LORD (Psalm 150:6). We believe that praise and worship is a tool to connect with God, and not only thank Him for all He has done, but also to exalt Him for who He is. For this reason, we encourage entering into His presence with our hands lifted and with a sacrifice of praise (Psalm 150:1-6, John 4:23, Hebrews 13:15, Psalm 95:1-6, Psalm 149:3)